Steve's Big Splash Radio Clatterbridge listeners took a dip with Mersey swimmer Steve Hill tonight. The 40 year old Cornish coach driver swam one and a half miles in the cold waters to raise vital cash for the hospital's Dermatology unit. Presenter Andy Bonner was there to record the feat. Steve told listeners how this was his biggest river swim to date, and how he...

Building For The Future Building work has started on the control centre to house the new broadcast system which will serve the majority of Clatterbridge Hospital. Service providers, Wandsworth, will move next door to Radio Clatterbridge as the new Telecall system is installed. Patients will receive state-of-the-art bedside control for a variety of media. It means Radio...

Our Friend Faron Radio Clatterbridge's Merseybeat expert, Ray O'Brien, has been mixing with the stars again. Faron (from the popular sixties band Faron's Flamingos) popped down to the studios today to preview some previously unheard tracks from his latest album. The singer recalled the early days of the Liverpool music scene prior to the Beatles, his first...

Packed With Details Radio Clatterbridge, one of the leading hospital broadcasters in the north west, is launching a brand new information pack in the hope of attracting new sponsorship to the station. Committee member Dave Adams has written the publication and will be sending it to a number of local firms in coming weeks. It costs thousands of pounds each year to...

Tickled Pink Radio Clatterbridge will be giving away prizes galore this month, to help raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Care charity. Listeners making a request to hear their favourite tune on Vic Charles' programme, The Great Escape, will be entered into a draw to win something from Asda's current "Tickled Pink" range. Later this month, one lucky...

It Was 30 Years Ago Today... Radio Clatterbridge celebrated another mile-stone today. It's thirty years since the station saw the begining of a full weekend schedule - the fore-runner to the twenty-four hour programming now enjoyed by patients and staff at Clatterbridge Hospital. This morning, Dave Williams joined Dave Adams and the Saturday Crew in the slot where he began...

Dead Ringer For Ringo Has Radio Clatterbridge made another sensational Beatles scoop? The station's Merseybeat expert, Ray O'Brien, was at the final day of the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool today when he was spotted with a familiar face from the Fab Four. You make up your own mind from the photograph, which was taken in the Empress pub - Ringo Starr's local when...

Mike Byrne Interview Beatles contemporary Mike Byrne was a guest on Ray O'Brien's Mersey Sounds programme this morning. Mike was promoting his new CD, I'll Be There, which is a tribute to Bobby Darin. He explained how Liverpool's Beatles Story museum will be marking this weekend's annual festival of the Fab Four, and also talked about the new exhibition at the Albert...

Planning For The Future Members of Radio Clatterbridge have been debating the pros and cons of a new method of broadcasting to patients and staff. The main hospital is due to be fitted with a new hi-tech system by the end of the year, but some areas of the site will not receive the service. Volunteers today discussed the possibility of a simultaneous AM broadcast to...

George Benson Tribute George Benson fans were in for a musical treat today. Radio Clatterbridge presenters Lee Tomlinson and Andy Bonner both played a tribute to the soul singer this afternoon. It follows a performance by George, whose hits include Never Give Up On A Good Thing and Lady Love Me, at Victoria Park in Southport the previous evening. ...

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